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Catherine Stock Barrister

Catherine Stock Barrister

Catherine Stock Barrister, Joint Head of Kings View Chambers was called to the bar in 2007. As a Barrister and a qualified nurse
with CPE, a First Class Honours BSc degree in Medical Law and Ethics and a BA degree in Health and Nursing, Catherine is exceptionally well placed to provide expert legal advice to nurses and midwives.

Catherine Stock

Catherine Stock, Barrister

Catherine Stock Barrister works in the following practice areas:

Healthcare Regulatory and Disciplinary

Care Home Law / Care Standards


Catherine Stock Barrister

Catherine Stock is the Joint Head of Kings View Chambers. She is an experienced barrister in healthcare regulation, care home law and coroner’s inquests. Before coming to the Bar, Catherine had an extremely successful and varied career in the NHS as a nurse, general manager and Director of Clinical Services. She worked in a variety of teaching hospitals both in Scotland and England and has a wealth of knowledge of the operational functions and strategic direction of the NHS. Catherine also acted as a general manager and clinical director and was responsible for large numbers of clinical staff. As a consequence, she understands better than most what is required of staff working in healthcare settings.

Healthcare Regulation and Fitness to Practice

Catherine has appeared in a wide range of tribunals and courts with particular expertise in healthcare regulation. She has acted in defence of a variety of clinicians brought before disciplinary and regulatory tribunals for issues including; lack of competence, negligence, ill health, dishonesty and fraud. She can advise on how to respond to complaints, misconduct and impairment issues, registration issues; fitness to practice, interim hearings, restoration to the register and preparation of mitigation. Catherine appears regularly before the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council, General Chiropractors Council and General Dental Council. She has represented doctors, nurses and midwives of all levels and from all care settings as well as paramedics, social workers, dentists, chiropractors and physiotherapists.

Care Home Law and Care Standards

Catherine acts for nursing and care homes, GP practices and hospitals in all Care Quality Commission matters including assistance and advice on registration, reviews and inspections and compliance.  Catherine can assist with written representations against notices of proposal and with appeals against notices of decision and cancellation orders. Catherine regularly carries out mock CQC inspections for care providers such as GPs, care homes and specialist community care providers.

Associated Work

Catherine is an approved educator for BBP professional education and a variety of city legal firms. She provides advocacy and legal training on PSC modules and higher rights. She will deliver lectures and seminars tailored to suit the needs of the client.


  • BVC very competent
  • CPE
  • BSc First Class Honours
  • BSc degree in Medical Law and Ethics
  • BA degree in Health and Nursing


Catherine and her team can help

NMC Defence Barristers provide expert legal assistance for nurses and midwives. Our barristers have considerable experience before a variety of tribunals and we have represented numerous nurses and midwives working in a wide variety of clinical settings. Our nursing barristers have represented nurses and midwives of all grades and with all manner of experience and skills.

Contact Catherine Stock Barrister as early as possible to receive professional assistance.

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